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Ellen Rottsolk

Ellen received her formal art training at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois earning both a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education and a Master of Arts Degree. She taught in area high schools for 12 years, teaching painting, drawing, ceramics and jewelry. Ellen also established a gifted arts program in the high school and within the art department of a junior college. Since leaving the education system she has done private tutoring and concentrated on the development of her own style working primarily in pastels. Ellen has taught numerous classes at DuPage Art League including beginning and advanced drawing, perspective, portraits and Pastel painting. A winner of numerous awards she has exhibited in shows throughout the area.

Kay Wahlgren

Kay Wahlgren is an accomplished watercolorist, master gardener, space planner and cut paper artist. A past president of the art league, she is currently teaching Beginning and Intermediate watercolor classes. Kay has a degree in Architectural Design and for many years taught classes in the creation of intricate multi-dimensional cut paper pieces. About 5 years ago she began sharing her watercolor skills and her approach takes the mystery out of watercolor. Step by step she builds a foundation so that students master the skills and avoid the pitfalls.

Charles Welch

Charles is a full time graphic artist as well as a cartooning instructor. He has created character concepts and illustrations for major corporations including General Mills, Nestle, New York Life, Browns Chicken, Parker Brothers and many others and has taught cartooning and illustration at the DuPage Art League for many years.

Carol Zack

Carol Zack has a B.A. in Arts Education from Vanderbilt University and an M.A. in Arts Education from the University of Illinois. She works primarily in soft pastels and oil pastels and enjoys creating luminous layers and utilizing intuitive approaches to shape, value, color, edges and texture. She is known for her impressionistic landscapes, large floral studies and traditional figurative studies including formal commissioned portraits. Carol is affiliated with the Yellow House Artists, The Oil Pastel Society, The Portrait Society of America and is a past board member of the Northwest Area Arts Council. She also teaches at The Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles.

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